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battery mount

JimW

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The plans loosely call for a battery mount (540 engine) 17" below the upper longerons and hung from the top. There really isn't much detail. I have noticed several builders have also hung the mount from the upper longerons. I have an idea for a battery mount that will allow us to mount the Odyssey 680 battery horizontally but change the battery out to a Concorde 25 series if we are just not happy with the cranking power of the Odyssey. What I am wondering is why hang it from the upper longerons? I understand that your mount cannot conflict with the reverser below but I believe we can get around that and it seems like you would use less tubing (less weight) if you support it from the lower v-tubes. Am I missing something?

Jim

 

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